Greenpeace criticizes IT industry for being climate slackers

29 05 2009

IBM, Sun and Dell are the leaders, while Sony, Sharp and Toshiba are the losers in a ranking by the environmental group — but everybody fails the test. The environmental group Greenpeace criticizes the IT industry, calling its leadership in tackling climate change “inadequate”. In a “Greenpeace Cool IT Challenge” the group ranks a number […]

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Sustainable shareholders crank up pressure on corporate America

28 05 2009

The extent to which shareholders can pressurize firms into improving their sustainability policies was underlined once again this week as two of the biggest names in corporate America, Chevron and Home Depot, faced shareholder resolutions demanding that they improve their environmental performance. Image source businessgreen.com > Continue. News selected by Covalence | Country: Global | […]

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Shell accusée de crimes contre l’humanité

23 05 2009

Quatorze ans après l’exécution de l’activiste et écrivain nigérian Ken Saro-Wiwa, la compagnie pétrolière Shell va àªtre amenée à  répondre devant un tribunal de New York, mercredi 27 mai, d’accusations de crimes contre l’humanité liées à  une éventuelle implication auprès des militaires nigérians qui ont exécuté cet homme. La justice examinera donc des faits liés […]

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McDonald’s Counters Criticism With Green Marketing Effort

19 05 2009

Fast food giant McDonald’s is trying to show consumers its “greener” side with a new institutional marketing effort, “Global Best of Green.”The full report details about 80 McDonald’s initiatives around the world, such as: About 80 percent of packaging used by McDonald’s Europe comes from renewable resources. In Canada, switching from bleached white napkins to […]

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L’expansion des cultures de coton transgénique fait débat

19 05 2009

Le Burkina Faso compte étendre ses cultures de coton transgénique pour la saison 2009-2010. L’annonce inquiète certaines ONG, qui craignent notamment que les agriculteurs deviennent dépendants du producteur de semences Monsanto. Le Burkina Faso compte ensemencer en 2009-2010 plus de 100. 000 hectares de coton transgénique, dans l’espoir d’augmenter la productivité et les revenus des […]

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Citigroup accused of ‘recessionary’ sex bias

18 05 2009

In a textbook illustration of the perils of downsizing, a group of female executives has filed suit against beleaguered banking giant Citigroup, charging the bank’s layoffs hit women executives harder than men. That, attorney Douglas Wigdor told Forbes.com, is “recessionary discrimination.” Wigdor filed suit with the EEOC on behalf of five female executives who claim […]

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World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Honors Marriott With ‘Tourism for Tomorrow Award for Sustainability’

18 05 2009

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious and highly competitive “2009 Tourism for Tomorrow Award for Sustainability” in the Global Tourism Business category by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The global award recognizes the company’s achievements in demonstrating sustainable tourism practices, […]

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3 Reasons Why 45 of the Big Pharma Don’t Embrace Social

16 05 2009

At the risk of stating the obvious, consumer expectations will continue to change and marketers’ level of embrace will continue to amplify towards the the rapidly changing and increasingly powerful social platform. With the understanding that pharma is an extremely heavily regulated industry, you still have to wonder why more pharmaceutical marketers not only don’t […]

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Orange is launching the first mobile service in France aimed at beneficiaries of the Revenu de Solidarité Active (Earned Income Supplement)

12 05 2009

On 1 June, the Government is bringing into general use the Revenu de Solidarité Active, which will notably replace the two main minimum social benefits – RMI (Revenu Minimum d’Insertion – Basic Guaranteed Income) and API (Allocation de Parent Isolé – Single Parent Benefit), and which will complement the revenues of low-income workers. Orange is […]

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Dell Takes Strong Stance Against Exporting E-Waste

12 05 2009

Dell today became the first major computer manufacturer to ban the export of non-working electronics to developing countries as part of its global policy on responsible electronics disposal. Dell’s electronics disposition policy now exceeds requirements of the Basel Convention, which bans the export of certain electronic waste based on its material or chemical composition. By […]

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